Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes: 3 Speeds, DIY Recumbent Trike, Sun Tomahawk
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Nice to meet you. I would concur with the reply about lights, and further suggest that a bike that has clearance
for fenders is very nice. I don't ride in the rain if at all avoidable, but here in Indianapolis, there are lots of times
that fenders make riding clean and comfortable after damp weather. I kind of like old British bikes like Raleigh,
Rudge, etc, but that is a niche that one new to cycling might want to avoid. But, they were really built to be
true transportation bikes. A well equipped hybrid would be the nearest modern equivalent.
Most importantly- get a machine that fits. If you are well fitted, longer rides will be attractive... a bike that
fits like an instrument of torture can really put one off.